Arbor Hill Center

 

Family and Neighborhood Resource Center

Mission:

To build community capacity, to provide assistance to community residents in developing needed resources and infrastructure; to deliver a variety of services and programs to support this mission.    

Population Served:   

Residents of Arbor Hill and West Hill as well as other residents of the Capital District.  

Eligibility:

There is no limiting eligibility for the FNRC. 

Referral Process:    

Each person who enters seeking services should complete a referral/registration form.  Our FNRC referral form is kept on the agency website, at the front desk, within each program area and the FNRC office.  Referrals can be made by telephone to FNRC staff and walk-ins are always welcome.

Program Sites:

Arbor Hill Center, 47 North Lark Street, Albany, NY 12210.  

Hours:    

8:30am-5pm M-F, with special programs operating in the evenings and on Saturdays; program calendar is on the website.

Description of Program:

Serves as agency hub for delivery of services, maintains data base of FNRC participants, coordinates activities of partner agencies, maintains web site, schedules and provides oversight for program activities, does community outreach, provides direct and referral services for walk-in clients, assists agency programs to enhance service delivery, oversees financial literacy and employment programs, oversees free income tax assistance (VITA) program, and prepares reports for funding agencies and program evaluation.

Contact:   

Benna Eldridge 518-449-5155 x127 b.eldridge@ta-cr.org   

   

After School Crafts Arts Recreation and Education Program

(CARE)

Mission:  

To provide a safe, enriching and stimulating environment in which children and youth can develop spiritually, physically, emotionally and intellectually. 

Population Served:

Children ages 5-12.

Eligibility:

Youth ages 5-12 residing in Albany; preference to residents of the South End, Arbor Hill, West Hill and foster care prevention referrals.

Program Site:  

47 North Lark Street. 30 slots.

Hours:

3-6pm  

Description of Program:

To provide children with a safe and fun environment; aid in the development of children, youth, and parents; provide scheduled recreational, cultural, educational, and social services programs that will promote constructive leisure time and enable our students to be competitive in the scholastic and work world.

Children who are referred because they are enrolled in the prevention program to prevent foster care, receive case managers who work closely with the C.A.R.E. staff.  

Staff: 

Saundra Lind, program director.    

Three youth counselors.

Summer teen counselors.     

Contact: 

Saundra Lind 463-1516                         

   

Emergency Food Pantry

Mission: 

To provide emergency nutritional assistance to families living in the South End and Arbor Hill.      

Eligibility: 

The pantry services families in the community who find themselves in need of emergency food assistance due to Food Stamps having run out, high medical bills, a loss of income and other kinds of emergencies.  

Program Site: 

Arbor Hill Center, 47 N. Lark St., Albany.   

Hours: 

9:30-12:00, 12:30-3:00pm.  Mon.-Fri.   

Description of Program: 

We provide healthy and nutritional food as well as nutrition education information. We provide fresh produce every Tuesday and Thursday. During the summer we do a mass distribution once at Arbor Hill.   Anyone from any location may participate in the mass food distribution.   Pantry staff make referrals to all of Trinity’s other programs and encourage consumers to participate in the agency’s health and wellness activities.    Individuals may participate in a variety of volunteer activities.  

Staff:

Pantry Director: Markell Kornegay.  Arbor Hill worker: Merandy Mallory.

 

SHARP: Settlement House Advocacy and Resource Program

SHARP is designed to offer case management, advocacy and assistance to those most in need in the community. The intent is to provide short term and ling term assistance in the form of individual case management, refer to external agencies, and Trinity programs, advocacy in the attainment of services, housing, health case  or similar immediate needs, employment and retention services; participants are offered assistance with day-to-day problems through case management, and removal of barriers to employment, job readiness training, resume preparation, job search assistance, and retention services through the employment component.

Participants are expected to move from immediate crisis needs to stabilization and positive life situation, which may include housing, employment, finical assistance (eg DSS), enrollment in school, substance abuse assistance, and ongoing maintenance of progress. Focus for adults is assistance obtain either part time or full time employment, increase living/coping skills, increase levels of self-sufficiency, maintain employment through retention support.  

Contact:

Jarming White at Arbor Hill 463-1516